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Research Activities and Grants
MacMillan C, Magdar LS, Brouwers P, Chase C, Hittleman J, Lasky T, Malee K, Mellins CA, & Velez-Borras J, Women and Infants Transmission Study. Heads Growth and neurodevelopment of infants born to HIV-1 infected drug using women. Neurology, 2001, 57:1402-1410.
Mellons C, Smith R, O'Driscoll P, Magder L, Brouwers P, Chase C, Blasini I, Hittleman J, Llorente A, Matzen E, Women and Infants Transmission Study Group. High rates of behavioral problems in Perinatally HIV infected children are not linked to HIV disease. Pediatrics, 2003, 111(2):384-393.
Llorente A, Brouwers P, Charurat M, Magder L, Malee K, Mellins C, Ware J, Hittleman J, Mofenson l, Velez-Borras J, Adeniyi-Jones S, Women and Infants Transmission Study. Early neurodevelopmental markers predictive of mortality in infants infected with HIV-1, Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 2003, 45:76-84.
Smith R, Malee K, Leighty R, Bouwers P, Mellins C, Hittleman J, Chase C, Blasini I, Women and Infants Transmission Study Group Effects of Perinatal HIV infection and associated risk factors on cognitive development among young children. Pediatrics, 2006, 117:851-862.
Supervising Psychologist, Joan Hittleman, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Women and Infants Transmission Study (WITS) Factors that Contribute to the Vertical Transmission of HIV Disease and the Natural History of HIV Infection in Women and their Newborn Infants. 9/01/05-8/31/06
Principal Investigator and supervision, Joan Hittleman, Early Intervention, Department of Health, Project to provide therapeutic services to infants, birth to 3, and evaluate the performance of the project. 9/1/93-6/30/07
Principal Investigator and supervision, Joan Hittleman, Special Education, Department of Education, Project to provide services to infants, birth to 3 and evaluate the performance of the project. 9/1/87-6/1/07